Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hats, Hats, Hats

With autumn in full tilt, I've been inventorying the girls warm clothes and have found them lacking.  Living in So Cal means there is not much need for really warm clothes, but we are headed to WA for a wedding next week, so I decided to knit up some hats. 

I logged into Ravelry (if you're not a member and you knit or crochet, it's time to sign up!) and pulled up this pattern: spur of moment baby hat.  I love that the pattern includes instructions for making it any size you need!  I wasn't able to complete it in 1 hr, as stated in the pattern, but one evening (or about 4 hrs) per hat isn't too bad. 

Here is Olivia sporting hers:                                                                  And Kailyn chillin' in hers:

I created my own embellishments instead of using the flowers in the pattern.  See the directions below - all embellishments were crocheted using spare yarn and an appropriately sized hook.

Big flower (Olivia's hat):
Ch 4, sl st in 4th Ch from hook to form loop.
1st Round: Ch 3(counts as first dc), [dc in center space] 11 times, sl st in 3rd Ch of first dc
2nd Round: Ch 4, sc in top of first dc, [ch 3, sc in top of next dc] 10 times, ch 3, sl st into 1st ch of ch 4, finish off.

Leaves (Olivia's hat):
Ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3 sl st in 1st ch of leaf to close, finish off.

Small flowers (Kailyn's hat):
Ch 4, sl st in 4th Ch from hook to form loop.
[Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 3, sc in center space] 4 times, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 1st ch of first petal to close, finish off.

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